Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies

Despite my valiant attempts to be on a no-buy, I keep getting sucked in by bottles that call to me, and someone's recent super affordable RBL destash was one clear example.  In her sales post, she had a bottle of **faded** Black Russian, where the burning embers of the red glitters had bled out, leaving them sorta silver and the base more smoky than black.  I hadn't considered this was possible, and rushed to grab what I'd picked up years ago as a close-enough dupe to this sold out LE, and it was just fine.

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
indoor, bright CF lighting
Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies is an only slightly off-black jelly that is filled to the brim with extremely tiny metallic red microglitters, absolutely a smoldering embers in the smoke look.

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
outdoor, bright sunlight
The formula on this was quite nice, fully opaque in 2.5 coats, and with a density that stayed where I put it - no pooling in my cuticles (thank goodness because you know black is a PITA to clean up) or balding (which is a frequent issue for jellies packed with other elements).

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
outdoor, shady daylight
The microglitters produced only a very subtle texture, nothing at all gritty or annoying.  I'm showing 2 coats of topcoat in most pics here, and this was glassy smooth after that 2nd layer.

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
outdoor, bright sunlight
Unfortunately the 2nd layer of topcoat was because this super vampy treat showed rather quick edgewear, which necessitated my re-tipping things just 24h later.  Conveniently, though, after fixing the edges and adding that spare layer of TC, this wore well enough that I didn't take it off for about 5 days. 

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
outdoor, shady daylight
I've been feeling really vampy stuff lately, but it's very rare I wear actual black nail polish... and this one surprised the heck out of me by not often being actually black.  Those red microglitters are always visible, easily catch the light, and make this look overall like an impossibly dark red rather than straight up black.

Piggy Polish Midnight Fireflies
indoor, bright CF lighting
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars, and I truly am ok with not having RBL Black Russian.  The formula here is nice, and it's dead sophisticated for date night or punky AF for a club show.  Other than the quick edgewear, there's nothing but love for this polish.

Where to buy:  direct from Piggy Polish, or score this brand at Sally's.

~Michelle

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